CNN launched an all-out war to destroy President Donald Trump.
The left-wing network ran fake news, smears and biased reporting in order to try to force President Trump from office.
CNN crossed the line and was accused of one crime that could take down the network for good.
CNN Cross the Line
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecution of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort dominated the news coverage.
Anti-Trump journalists presented Mueller’s case as a slam-dunk.
The press pumped up Mueller’s case in an effort to infuse Mueller’s investigation into Trump with momentum.
However, things did not go according to plan.
Manafort’s lawyers shredded the credibility of Mueller’s star witness – former Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates – and felt so confident that they rested instead of putting on a defense.
After Manafort’s defense rested, the jury began to deliberate.
That is when Mueller’s smokescreen about an overwhelming case evaporated.
CNN Crosses the Line
Pundits predicted the jury would think convicting Manafort was an easy decision.
That was not the case.
The jury deliberations stretched into two days when they took a break for the weekend.
CNN began to panic.
When the jury demonstrated that it could deal a fatal blow to Mueller’s witch-hunt, CNN leaped into action.
The network joined a court motion to expose the juror’s names and home addresses.
Critics blasted CNN for scheming to tamper with the jury.
USlegal.com defines jury tampering as:
Jury tampering is the crime of attempting to influence a jury through other means than the evidence presented in court, such as conversations about the case outside the court, offering bribes, making threats or asking acquaintances to interfere with a juror.
Critics alleged CNN schemed to bully the jury by fighting for their names and addresses to be made public before they handed in a verdict.
Pundits speculated that since the jury had already deliberated for two days, there was a good chance they would acquit Manafort or inform the judge they failed to reach a verdict.
Mueller’s investigation would suffer a serious blow in either case.
CNN’s critics claimed the anti-Trump network fought to release the juror’s names and addresses so the jurors would live in fear of exposure should they let Manafort off.
The Judge Rules
Judge Ellis’ ruling shocked pundits.
The judge rejected CNN and the other media outlets motion to expose the jurors.
Judge Ellis noted lunatics threatened him and did not want to subject the jurors to the same mob pressure.
However, Judge Ellis noted that the jurors did not have the same security from the U.S. Marshals the government provided to him.
“I can tell you there have been [threats]. … I don’t feel right if I release their names,” Judge Ellis explained, “The Marshals go where I go.”
This is the first time CNN bullied a private citizen.
Last year, CNN threatened to identify an individual that created a GIF of Donald Trump tackling a man with the CNN logo superimposed over their head.
The creator feared their job was in jeopardy and promised not to create any more anti-CNN art in exchange for the network protecting his anonymity.
In this case, critics alleged CNN schemed to influence the jury to convict Manafort by threatening them with an outraged mob on their front porch.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in Robert Mueller’s rigged witch-hunt against President Trump.